well, it's not that - I'm relatively thin so I fit in the seat - but I'm used to moving my legs a lot and doing something with my hands. I can't move my legs in a plane and doing something with my hands is a little difficult.
I've ridden in lots of planes before and I really love flying!! I think its incredible that people have found a way to create airplanes, and the take off/landing is so exhilarating and such a unique experience c:
i loved it when we were going up!! the clouds were so beautiful and it was incredibly peaceful. my ride home sucked tho bc i had to pee but i didn't wanna ask the ppl sitting next to me to get up so i had to hold it. also i got a really bad earache B(
Flying is awesome! I loved it so much that I decided to go into pilot training and major in Air Transportation in college. I have been on airplanes since I was very little, but what really got me hooked was when I did a discovery flight in one of the tiny airplanes, probably a Cessna 152. I sat up front next to the pilot and just had a closer connection to that flight rather than an airliner. I was probably 10 at the time. Then during midflight, the pilot let me have the controls, and I officially fell in love with flying ever since.
I know flying is not everyone's cup of tea, and that's okay. It's still a relatively new mode of transportation, and people just aren't used to it yet, compared to cars, boats, trains. Maybe that's what makes it so scary to some people?
Try going on a discovery flight at a local small airport sometime. They are usually happy to set one up for you. It might make you more comfortable with flying if you not already are. See the world from a different view, get inspired, have fun, do something different.
ItsProbablyMarsFeatured By OwnerJul 17, 2015Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Honestly I cried the first time from terror Alone (this was...a year and a half ago. I'm 20. LOL) but once I did it two more times, and each time after, I loved it. I always loved planes and wished to become a pilot so I guess I may be biased. But it didn't stop me from freaking out the first time. I like to draw and listen to music, I always get a window seat to watch the sky and whatnot. The scariest part... big airports. you never know where you're going! Ours is the size of a small wal Mart, literally, with puddle jumpers And extremely small jets. So I'm comfortable there. But NYC...Philadelphia...Detroit..Orlando...whew!!! So big. Overall, fun and amazing and exciting.
I think flying is a great experience. It's so beautiful to see the land disappear under you as you take off, and to watch the clouds during the day and night~.... But that's the only good stuff I can think of if you're doing it solo. Be warned of bad food (depends on the plane), your ears plugging up during take off, and bring something to do for a while (I brought my sketchbook and iPod for music. Books work too.) There are going to be annoying strangers, you're probably going to be fumbling around during the security check, and if you're lucky you'll also get a toddler kicking at the back of your seat. Honestly though, if you don't have a baby on the plane, the overall experience isn't that bad. Also bring a bottle of water, a small snack, and a light sweater for the flight. Prepare for the worst, aka, delayed flights.
I've flown twice, and both trips were pre-9/11. I can imagine what fresh hell the airport experience in the USA is now, and I am rather glad I've no need to fly, nor the funds to do it with. As for the flight itself, it felt little different than riding in a bus to me.
I love the feeling of flying, but I don't love all the people on airport/planes who think they are alone in this world (annoying/loud/blocking the way/put on 53 necklaces and bracelets and rings and 5 layers of clothes so they take forever in the security check/ etc).
Oh! I love being in an airplane! It's so magical to be up in the clouds and look at the earth beneath you. And it feels funny to be that high in the air The only disadvantage I can think of would be the bathrooms those are horrible-_-
Yeah, several times now. all 7-10 hour flights so lol It's alright. Overnight flights are the best to be honest as most people sleep on them and so the obnoxious level is minimal. There's not much to fear as crashes and issues aren't that common (not as much as people would like you to think). Planes are pretty well managed. If you do have a long flight (2 hours is considered long as well) be sure to bring stuff to occupy you; preferably something really interesting as getting engrossed in that will help time go faster. I don't mind flying at this point, but I do get a bit panicked every once and a while still (mental things) lol
I flew back and forth a lot, a huge chunk goes to transits. Short plane rides are fine, but 10 hour plane rides and all those transits drive me insane. ;-; Being stuck in a tight space for long hours with strangers and crying babies; being forced to sit and feel my thighs hurt/sore; not much entertainment; inability to really sleep; airsickness...etc.
I like the idea of flight and flying is a cool experience(as in the feeling you get while zip-lining) however I get extremely anxious in planes cause I don't feel in control and I'm confined to a small area so I totally freak out. When I was traveling to Kenya we hit rough air over Zurich, Switzerland and I had my first ever panic attack. Totally broke down, hyperventilating, sobbing mess; it was terrifying. I have had smaller ones before but that was the worst one I have ever had. So I have realized that if I listen to the soundtrack for How To Train Your Dragon and imagine I'm on a dragon I am usually able to stay calm for the majority of the flight. But Take Offs and Landings are horrible still :'D
flew from cali to france and back. So long, so boring, absolutely awful! especially cuz I had to take a 6 hour train ride from the airport to my husband(boyfriend at the time)'s house. So worth it though. I prefer driving though even if it takes longer.
Yep. I'm usually in a plane twice a year minimum. In all honesty, I'm more comfortable on plane rides then train rides heh.
Only things I hate about flying 1) checking baggage because of the wait to get it after the ride 2) if the lines to security are long 3) If the plane is delayed 'cause it really sucks just sitting in the plane waiting
I've done quite a bit of flying. The longest flight I had was a 9-10 hour flight to Switzerland and it was fine. The only downside was the plane was filled with obnoxious bratty high schoolers who thought they were the shit for going to Europe --- and I was stuck next to a large Spaniard one the way back lol. Other than that, the long flight made me weary and want to remain on the ground for awhile xD Spending 24hrs in various airports trying to get home is stressful lol.
yes, i have been on a plane numerous times. My mother lives in Florida and i live in Pennsylvania so from time to time I go visit her. I have also been to Seattle and that was the longest plane ride i have ever been on it was like 6 hours. I would actually rather fly somewhere than drive there only because you get there quicker, but you miss out on all the cools things you get to see when you drive.
It's really cool, except takeoff can be a bit scary. the last time i flew i got to go over both the grand canyon and the rockies, which was beautiful. also airports tend to suck and be confusing to navigate unless you plan out where you're going.
space-hailFeatured By OwnerJul 16, 2015Student Traditional Artist
I fly a lot from the southeast to Alaska. And I'm always nervous the day/night before I get on the plane, but once I'm on board I feel fine. Middle seats are the worst. I was stuck between two football players last time :/
I've been on planes way too many times at this point, since my mom loves to make us travel back and forth between here in the Philippines and the US (and back when my dad was stationed in Japan, there instead). In high school I'd gotten into the habit of watching Aircraft Investigation the night before our flight, so I'd always be terrified as we take off (I don't know why I was so masochistic haha), but once the plane is in the air I tend to relax (as much as anyone can in such a cramped space), just getting nervous once we begin to land (and if there's really bad turbulence, otherwise it just feels like I'm in a car on a bumpy road). Actually, I don't even calm down until the plane has fully stopped!
In general though, I like it better than being on a ship (which we take to get to the province where our actual house here is and where my mom stays more often now), so that's something. Though I guess it's because planes are more... modern, is the best word I can think of right now. Ships here are rundown, rusty, roach-infested (like most things here, if I had to be honest), floating wrecks, relics of a better era, I suppose (though that's an exaggeration, of course); easy to see the better option.
I don't really mind flying... I've done a lot of it this past year (going to Japan, then flying around America from Australia. I had to take a flight from where I live to Sydney, then to LA, then to Charlotte, then to Pittsburgh and back). It goes really quickly for me now.
No, it scares me way to much. It's not the part that you'd be high up, but I was allowed to watch Lost when I was a lot younger than a person should've and I've had a deep fear of riding planes ever since. XP
Yes, love flying. Got to fly a plane myself once, was awesome! I grew up in a military family and we were always moving from the States, to Europe, back to the States always had long flights in between. We also loved traveling a lot, especially when we were in Europe, and flew a ton because of it.
I was a couple of months old when I was in my first plane xD So I've always been at ease. They can be unsettling during turbulence or, has only happened to me once, when you start to land but then take off again cause of something in the runway or when they don't really hit the mark in landing xD
But otherwise, for short flights, I listen to my music, play games on my 3DS, and let the time fly by (no pun intended) And for longer flight I do the same, but also watch movies (as usually 8-16 hour flights have movies you can watch) and sleep xD
The first and only time I was on a plane, I was extremely hyper and crazy. It seems the higher the elevation, the more excited I get. I enjoyed watching the tiny little cars below me. I have never had a fear of heights, so it never bothered me. I really enjoyed the ride.